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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Canada Immigration Hall ... The Gateway to a New Life

Pier 21 ... the gateway to a new life in Canada for millions of immigrants from the late 1800s to... read more

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Douglas B
Cambridge, Canada
Interesting and educational

I learned a great deal about the waves of immigration that have helped form modern Canada. The... read more

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Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute to the citizens of Canada who have enriched this culturally diverse country. The Museum showcases the vast contributions of newcomers to Canada's culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day, see how Canada is shaped by the world in experiential ways.
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Reviewed yesterday

Pier 21 ... the gateway to a new life in Canada for millions of immigrants from the late 1800s to 1964. As you make your way through the museum you can read the fear in the minds of those arriving and how that fear dissipated...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed yesterday

I learned a great deal about the waves of immigration that have helped form modern Canada. The exhibits are informative and often very moving as they tell the stories of people from such varied backgrounds, explaining their experiences before and after their arrival in Canada.

Thank Twickerstourist
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best museums I've been to in years. The exhibits are cleverly designed, thought provoking, really capture the immigrant experince. The staff were very well trained and had extenisve kowledge about the exhibits and immigration to Canada.

Thank Daniel19772008
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really great museum which has been set out in a very interesting and informative way. There is variety in the displays and good interactive features. We took the short guided tour initially to get our bearings then studied further on our own....More

Thank JACDSonning
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed my time here. It's very fascinating and informative with lots of artifacts and and information that bring to life the experiences of those entering Canada for the first time.

Thank linda_street
Reviewed 6 days ago

The building and the collection of this museum constitute a step back into the lives of the tens of thousands of immigrants - mostly from Europe - who entered Canada through this portal. An hour or two here is deeply moving and, of course, a...More

Thank Eugene M
Reviewed 6 days ago

My mom, 13-year old daughter and I spent almost three hours exploring this museum. It has beautiful exhibits about all aspects related to immigration. The video, "In Canada", played in the theatre and it captured the essence of what it means to be Canadian. There...More

Thank kmn77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at the Canadian Museum of Immigration. In addition to learning about the history of those who came through this entry point in the past, it was inspiring to read and hear quotes and stories from a variety of immigrants to...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in the original building which immigrants disembarking from ships would pass. There is a guided tour in English and one in French and a short film along with some moving stories and original artefacts. The staff are bilingual and very knowledgeable and helpful. Not...More

Thank Taxman14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended as part of a group meeting and found the Museum to be interesting and well done. Having a grandmother who came into Canada through Halifax, I was also looking for any more information on here immigration and found scads of information and opportunity here....More

Thank Bryant W
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7 June 2015|
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Response from CMIP21 | Property representative |
Hi Jpmack210, If you would like to see both exhibitions, the film In Canada and to visit the Scotiabank Family History Centre we recommend 2 to 3 hours. Your ship will be right in front of the museum so you may want to... More